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  1. If anyone from Line 6 happens to read this, I’d love the option of a dark mode on the forums.

    This is one of the few forums I use that is bright white, please give us a dark option like TGP and many others so it doesn’t hurt so much reading at night

    Don’t know where to post this so putting here



    I setup a preset with a y split to either send through amp sim to 1/4"/XLR outs or when engaged directly to USB via a compressor, the sound is then returned via USB out through the Helix



    In Jam Origin, make sure you have the mix set to fully clockwise so it's just the synth sound with no guitar



    I can then assign a footswitch to the y split and switch between guitar and synth by having the y split assigned to a switch in Stomp mode in the Helix patch


    I have the Helix setup as a MIDI controller in Jam Origin's MIDI interface section

    I can then setup footswitches in Helix Stomp mode to change the patches in Jam Origin and change the Helix Scribble strips to show what sound/patch they will recall


    Jam origin is set to to scan my VST folder so has access to all plugins to save as patches for recall


    If you have a DAW then you can just use Jam Origin as a VST plugin and assign the sounds via a DAW


    If you have an iPhone, you can run Jam Origin straight to the phone and back via USB (with Apple Camera Connection kit) without a computer for live and jam sessions, great fun and totally minimal


    Here's a link to a brilliant video for setting up with iPhone from a user on TGP


    Hope this helps

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  3. Try @rd2rk's suggestion here

    48v into send/return by mistake. Will it damage? - Helix - Line 6 Community

    This was for a Helix with a screen problem so worth a try, it solved the screen issue in this thread

    "If the screen is still black after a couple of reboots, use HX Edit to do a backup, then do a Factory Reset by booting while holding FS 9+10."


    You still haven't mentioned what the drink was and if the inside has been checked now, soft drinks, beer, etc will dry and leave deposits on electrics that can cause issues and really need to be cleaned off, I'd suggest that the advice above is only carried out when you're happy that the inside is free of any liquid deposits/residue

  4. A standard way to dry out electrical things is to seal it in a plastic storage box/bag with uncooked rice (sit the Helix on top of the rice to avoid getting it inside) for a few days and the rice will absorb any moisture

    The important question is what was the drink?

    If it's water then process above will remove it

    If it's something else then you may need to clean off the interior and boards to prevent any corrosion on the boards, I use an alcohol based cleaning spray for boards and contacts for things like this


    Make sure you keep the Helix turned off until you've confirmed it's clean and dry as sugary drink spills can arc across the tracks and kill the board when powered up


    I have the full Helix rather than the LT so can't advise on opening it, I could only find this for full Helix

    Helix Pedal Maintenance Procedure - HELIX/HX - Line 6 Community


    Just found this for LT, hope it helps, looks like screws on the sides as well for the LT

    How to Repair a Line 6 Helix Expression Pedal - YouTube

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  5. How about something like this to give you additional MIDI ports

    The MIDI Solutions Quadra Thru is a 1 in 4 out MIDI Thru Box. All MIDI messages appearing at the input are sent to all four Thru outputs. Active circuitry cleans up any skewing of MIDI data bits that has occurred at the input, ensuring reliable operation in setups that require daisy chaining or long cable runs.

    The Quadra Thru is MIDI powered, and requires no batteries or power supply to operate with most MIDI products (see FAQs - Power and FAQs - LED for more information). A MIDI indicator LED lights up when the product is powered and flashes when MIDI data passes through it.

  6. I’ve used a lot of amps and effects over the years, here’s my favs

    For a long time I ran a Boss GT5 into a Marshall 30th Anniversary stack

    The Marshall is MIDI controllable so this was controlled by the Boss

    My guitars had MIDI pickups on them and this fed a Roland Guitar Synth into a small PA, speakers either side of the Marshal for live

    the Boss controlled everything so 1 pedal tap changed me from guitar to sax/strings/organ


    Great sounds, way heavy and laborious setup and strike rig at gigs


    I then changed the Boss to a Pod XT then HD500x and ran this for several years


    I’m currently running all guitars through a Helix Floor into Jam Origins MIDI Guitar (brilliant) running on an old iPhone through USB to camera connection kit, Helix controls all synth sounds for live 

    This goes straight into Alto powered FRFR (need 2nd one for stereo now ;) )

    This setup is so easy to use and sounds brilliant, consistent and one trip in and out for gigs (remember them)

    For synth sounds Helix mutes guitar to main outs and routs clean compressed guitar to iPhone 

    In studio I use the Jam Origins MIDI Guitar VST plugin - better than hardware converter


    If anyone wants to setup Helix with Jam Origins MIDI Giutar on iOS for live there’s a brilliant YouTube video that helped me figure it out

    - thank you Marc


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  7. In case it’s of use to anyone

    I’ve been looking for something to cover the unused sockets Helix Floor to give it a bit more protection and make setup easier at gigs (when they start again...) as I’m just guitar in and line outs mostly live with usb for MIDI Guitar on iPad sometimes and USB in studio


    I found these things on eBay called Jackcaps, they’re blanking cap covers for most socket types, jack, XLR, MIDI that look perfect, just waiting for delivery (I won’t post a link to a seller as there are several and I have no affiliation to any of them)

    See uploaded photo


    If they’re as good as they look I’ll also use some for other live gear to make it easier to setup with only the required sockets available to access


    All I need now is something for the digital ports if anyone’s seen anything






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  8. Hi  @Digital_Igloo

    Thanks for the Helix presentation yesterday, was a really interesting part of a great day's Open House sessions :)

    A quick question, you said that the YouTube remote was in Templates at 9A

    My Helix Floor is at 2.92 and only has Templates 01A - 06A, the rest are all blank, can you tell me where I can get the rest from, particularly the YouTube and iTunes remote control that are on yours in the presentation

    Keep up the good work, Helix is brilliant, looking forward to 3.0 coming out...



  9. I'm getting similar problems on a brand new Windows 10 HP Pavillion Desktop with Cubase 9.5


    I have a Line 6 SonicPort VX and Pod X3 Live


    Windows 10 is on latest version


    When trying to install drivers for either of the Line 6 devices (using the correct install process in the Driver installer exe), Windows bluescreens with Line 6 Driver error messages



    What failed: l6SonicPortVX_AvsFilter.sys


    I then have to disconnect USB for the reboot and reconnect, sometimes it bluescreens again, sometimes I can run Cubase for a while before reboot.


    This appears to be a Line 6 problem with the latest Creators update to Win 10  my other USB interfaces are fine.


    Has anyone found any workarounds and can Line 6 comment on this

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